Enhancing the colours or background - iD editor

Introduction

This module covers the changing of the brightness of the satellite imagery which may make it simpler to pick out details, but also covers installation of the Stylish extension on the Firefox and Chrome web browsers, which allows the installation of different colour schemes.

Changing the colours of traced buildings may make it easier when working in an area with red roofed buildings, or another red backround.

Other extensions are also available.

Changing the brightness of the satellite imagery

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Installing the Stylish extension in Firefox

  1. Click on the menu.
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  2. Select “Add-ons”
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  3. Search for stylish - first one in the list in the screenshot,
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  4. Install & restart.
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  5. Visit http://www.openstreetmap.org/ and click on the Stylish icon which will be present in your menu bar. Choose any useful extensions for installation & activate them as required using the menu from the Stylish icon. Stylish-5

  6. Purple traced buildings
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Installing the Stylish extension in Chrome

  1. Click on menu and Settings.
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  2. Select Extensions and Get more extensions
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  3. Search for stylish - first one in the list in the screenshot,
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  4. Install.
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  5. Visit http://www.openstreetmap.org/ and click on the Stylish icon which will be present in your menu bar. Choose any useful extensions for installation & activate them as required using the menu from the Stylish icon. You may have to select Find more styles for this site to find all of the available styles.
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  6. Purple traced buildings is one of the options available. It may be worth checking back at intervals as more styles are developed.
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